Arctic Echoes

Climate Change in the Arctic, the Military Consequences and Security Implications


The CLIMARCSEC (Climate Change and Arctic Security – Military Implications) project had its meeting in Rovaniemi in March, hosted by the Arctic Centre. This blog opens up the contents of the workshop.

One Arctic or Two? Polar Geopolitics in the Wake of the Ukraine Conflict


The ongoing attacks by Russia against Ukraine continue to shock us all. Whatever the outcome of this conflict, and we do not even have a concise view of how long the fighting could last, we are already facing many of its political and strategic consequences, including here in the Nordic states.

How Nordic countries could act to save Arctic co-operation


The Arctic co-operation as we knew it is broken. No Western country wants to have any co-operation with Russia, a country guilty of starting a cruel war in Europe, and the Arctic is now divided between Russia and seven Western countries. Of them, five are Nordic countries.

Deep sea mining royalties: who pays for our electric cars in the future?


Krittika Singh is a Researcher and PhD Candidate in the doctoral programme: Arctic in a Changing World

The Arctic Council can continue without Russia


With some creativity, the remaining seven Arctic states can move forward on the body’s vital work.


Arctic Echoes is a blog by Arctic Centre researchers and experts. Arctic Echoes blogs relate to Arctic Centre research or Arctic questions in general. The contents represent the opinions of the author and not those of the Arctic Centre.

Blog is operated by Arctic Centre science communications, contacts

Arctic Echoes blogs 2018-2021 by research professor Timo Koivurova can be found here.